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Jesus's Favorite Color

Yesterday we went to see the Catherdral in Bamberg. We've taken to lighting prayer candles whenever we visit a church, and having a small private moment as we do so. As Eleanor and I walked away from the candle stand she slipped her hand in mine and asked me "Is orange Jesus's favorite color?"

"I'm not sure I know Jesus's favorite color. Why?" I said.

"Whenever we light the candles," she said, "They're orange, and I thought maybe they were orange because it was his favorite color." 

"The candles are orange because they're made out of beeswax." I told her, and I didn't even giggle once.

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Reader Comments (13)

Looking into her eyes in the photograph, you can sure tell how much Elanor has changed and grown from these travels! Your kids are going to tell you over and over how grateful they are for this when they're grown up, whether or not they're telling you now (which they probably are). You're both fantastic parents!!!1

Sep 8, 2009 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterCat

I'm pretty sure she's got it right. Once, though, he told me that crisp sky on a winter morning was a close second.

Sep 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM | Unregistered Commenternoho1960


Sep 8, 2009 at 10:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterMary Veenstra

How sweet is that. She just might be right, and HE was speaking through her, sometimes we adults miss those angel moments....She is a beautiful child....her eyes have depth....Be blessed....& safe,,,Bev

Sep 8, 2009 at 11:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterBev Lewis Marissa

Wow, I'm amazed at how much older/mature she is looking! This is a beautiful photograph and post!

Sep 9, 2009 at 6:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterLauri

I agree with E, pls tell her that I'm sure she's right!

Sep 9, 2009 at 7:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Love! Those moments are why you are there. Such a touching story and a Beautiful picture! I love the orange glow of the candle too - I'm right with her! Be well - Soak it all up for me. Love you all!

Sep 9, 2009 at 9:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

You guys are fabulous and you listen so lovingly to each other.
Rock On

Sep 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterDarleen


Sep 9, 2009 at 7:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaul

I think you may be right, Jesus favorite color surely is orange because orange it such a happy color.
I love you..........
Nana June

Sep 10, 2009 at 6:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterMOM

Gee, I wish you guys were my parents. Gorgeous pic of Ela BTW.

Sep 20, 2009 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Dear Ones, Beautiful photo! Thru the voices of babes. I, too, enjoy the moment of lighting a prayer candle and taking that special moment afterwards. Many words (unspoken) but heard by me are delivered during those moments. Often times the words remind me of being grateful and guidance in my life. Most of the candles I have been lighting in the churches are white. Maybe they are not beeswax. Love and Hugs for sharing with your children.

Dec 25, 2009 at 9:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterKathy

i asked the Holy Spirit yesterday what Jesus favorite color was and the first color that came to me was orange? maybe it is Jesus favorit color!

Jun 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM | Unregistered Commenterchandra

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